「Vdic + to iu と言う」
”(He) says that ~
Vdic to iu is used to express indirect quotations. The verb iu may be replaced by other verbs such as omou 思う (think) or kiku 聞く(hear) to express what a person thinks or hears.
Abe-sensei wa kōgi wa sanji made ni sumu to iimashita.
Prof. Abe said that the lecture would end by three o'clock.
Kare wa itsuka kokyō o tazuneru to omou.
I think that he will visit his home town some day.
Yamada-san ga atarashii kaisha o soshiki suru to kikimashita.
I heard that Mr. Yamada will set up a new company.
Hope this helps!
°˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ ° こゆうきあいはら °˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °